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[gaird] /gɛərd/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
the daughter of a giant and the consort of Frey, who wooed her through his servant Skirnir.
Also, Gerda
[gair-duh] /ˈgɛər də/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Gerd
< Old Norse Gerthr, derivative of garthr fenced-in field; see garth


[gurd] /gɜrd/ Unabridged
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  • Gus and Gerd were both on their feet and crowding to the screen behind him.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • And note the symbolism of the church, the church in the valley, and Gerd's Ice Church!

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • It reached the ears of the fair Gerd as she sat in her chamber with her maidens.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • “It is safer to have speech with Gymer than with the beautiful Gerd,” he said.

    Stories from Northern Myths Emilie Kip Baker
  • Nine nights hence, there to Niord's son Gerd will grant delight.

  • "Gently," said Gerd, turning away her bright head, and sighing.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • Both Gerd and Ruth decided to spend the morning at the camp and get acquainted with the Fuzzies on hand.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • Gerd was still squatting on the ground when they let down beside him.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • Now Gerd began to tremble, for she saw that Frey's servant meant every word that he spoke.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • A cool grove in which Gerd agreed with Skirner to meet Frey.

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